Last Thanksgiving, we had company over for the first time in several years. I made a big turkey dinner with all of the fixings. I was in a rush to get everything on the table while it was all still hot and I had a momentary lapse in judgement and asked my husband (a complete klutz in the kitchen) to carve the turkey. He actually seemed to have done a pretty decent job of it and we all sat down to the dinner table. A few minutes later, we noticed that our two lovable mutts were no where to be found. We heard a lapping noise coming from the kitchen and I decided I better investigate.
I excused myself from the table and hurriedly walked into the kitchen thinking that one of my dogs had somehow gotten up on our island and was eating out of the turkey pan. As I rounded the corner I slipped and fell on this big puddle of greasy turkey liquid. It turns out, that when my husband carved the turkey, he put several holes in the aluminum pan that I had baked the turkey in. It subsequently had leaked all over the island and down my brand new kitchen cabinets and across my brand new hardwood floor (we had just recently remodeled), much to my dogs delight. #EvenThough I was embarrassed and in need of a change of clothes, we had a good laugh and everyone helped me quickly clean up the mess. I also know that what happened last year will be repeated in conversation (and embellished) every Thanksgiving for the enjoyment of others and that is ok because…#ImEnough!
So, maybe you’re wondering why I’ve told you my #EvenThough…#ImEnough story. There are so many plates spinning during the holidays that it’s easy to get caught up in the idea that you’re never enough. Mistakes happen, blood pressures rise, things get spilled, balls get dropped…basically, that moment you had planned to go one way turns out the exact opposite.
In those moments, instead of crying, take a picture and share it with The Mrs. band on Facebook, on Twitter and/or Instagram. We can all lift you up! We can laugh about these things that make us imperfect and remind ourselves that we are enough anyway. Use #EvenThough…#ImEnough.
#EvenThough…#ImEnough is all about us. It’s no surprise that we get overwhelmed during the holidays. We know that Thanksgiving and Christmas is all about family and loved ones and celebrating with them, but we often get caught up in believing we have to find the perfect present and create the perfect holiday surroundings. We’ve seen so many perfect holiday decorations and meals on Pinterest and in magazines, and we think we should be able to replicate that in our home. What should be a peaceful, loving time of gratitude and celebration becomes crazed, hectic, and stressful. Together with The Mrs., we’re aiming to change that!
Here are some more #EvenThough…#ImEnough story examples, from members of The Mrs. band.
I was walking around my kids’ school carnival and sat down to talk with a group of moms when I noticed something was coming out of the bottom of my jeans. When I looked down, I noticed it was a weird bulge on my calf that went down my leg. “What in the world can that be?” I asked myself, and as I went to pull it out, I had this horrible realization: “That’s my underwear!” They must have hitched a ride with my jeans when I pulled them out of the dryer.
I was sitting with a group of moms, so I couldn’t just casually yank these out and act like it was perfectly natural, like I was a clown casually holding conversation while pulling a never-ending stream of scarves from out of my sleeve except it would be underwear and my pant leg. Even worse, I realized that I had just been talking with my daughters’ school principal and walking all over the school grounds. Did people see the weird bulge? I had on skinny jeans!
Luckily, my youngest daughter came over right then and asked me to come play with her on one of the rides. I went over with her, ducked down, and, thinking I was safely hidden, put my purse in front of my leg and pulled the underwear out. Just then another mom came over and asked if I needed bug spray because I was getting bit by bugs. “Oh, no, that’s okay” I quickly said, shoving the pair in my purse, not knowing if she saw me. All I know is that my calf was now panty free.
I will never pull pants out of the dryer again without checking them first…thoroughly.
Some people drop 30lb bags of food for their dogs and spill it all over the kitchen floor.
Other people accidentally drive off of curbs and have to call for tow trucks when the car gets stuck.
So, next time you’re having a moment where you think, “Did this really just happen right now? Really!?! Do I laugh…or cry?”, keep in mind that we all have our #EvenThough moments!
So let’s be in it together. The Mrs. band has created something really fun that will have us laughing and cringing together. Even though you might be feeling low and frustrated and uncertain of how things will turn out…we want to be right there with you, reminding you that you are enough! From November 23 through December 13th, share and tag posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram of all the moments that did not happen the way you anticipated. The Mrs. will be sharing their moments, too…because we all have plenty!
Here’s how it works:
Share and tag posts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter of all the moments that did not happen the way you anticipated. Use the hashtag #EvenThough and #themrsband and make sure to tell us “#ImEnough! *Photos not always necessary for Facebook and Twitter!*
Post as much as you want! Tell your friends! We’ll laugh together!
Plus…the winner gets a goodie basket FULL of prizes. That’s right, by sharing your #EvenThough…#ImEnough moments on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you’ll be entered to win a fabulous prize package from The Mrs. Band, valued at over $750! This $750 prize package contains:
- Band merchandise
- I Am That Girl book
- $100 Visa card
- Olive + M face oil
- Blo gift card
- Go Primal Body Whip in Orange Lavender
- Hand illustrated stationary
- The Mrs. sterling silver necklace with diamond accent
- Kendra Scott earrings
- Ann Web – skin calming products
- W3ll people- water purifier
Just make sure you tag TheMrsBand on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram and use the hashtags #EvenThough, #ImEnough and #themrsband to be entered. And above all, remember this holiday season that you ARE enough, no matter what!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of The Mrs Band. I hope it encourages you to remember this holiday season that #EvenThough things might not be perfect, you are enough!